2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Prelims Live Stream (USA Swimming)
- Finals Live Stream (Olympic Channel)
- Wave I Psych Sheets
- Wave I Live Results
- Day 1 Prelims Heat Sheet
Spink was the top qualifier in this morning’s 100 free at Wave I of U.S. Olympic Trials. Skirboll sits third, with 17-year-old Kristina Paegle between them.
Spink went 55.63, dropping about half a second from her previous career-best. The Nation’s Capital swimmer previously sat 66th in USA Swimming’s all-time ranks for the 100 long course meter free, but now moves into a tie for 29th with two very notable names: 1984 Olympic silver medalist Sippy Woodhead and current University of Virginia standout Alex Walsh.
Skirboll, out of Racer-X Aquatics, cut from 56.28 to 56.13 this morning. That should move her to #68 all-time in the age group, just behind Katie McLaughlin.
The NAG record is a 53.55 from Claire Curzan, who should swim this event at next week’s Wave II meet. But only 9 women in 15-16 history have been under 55.0 in this event, giving Spink a target for tonight’s final.
Spink, Skirboll and Paegle were all born in 2004. Paegle is already 17, though, and is no longer eligible to improve her #58 ranking in 15-16 history. Paegle was .01 off her best time, going 56.04 this morning. But now an age group up, Paegle checks in at #87 all-time in the 17-18 age group with room to move up tonight.